Programme Governance Model
Copyright © Peter Wheelhouse 2014
Governance Baseline - Programme Board Baseline Definition
Baselines are subject to formal authorisation controls both for their initial approval and for any proposed changes to them.
No proposed change should be implemented before the appropriate approvals have been obtained.
There are different levels & types of Baseline for a Programme.
2. Types of Baseline
The types of Baseline for a Programme are:
We are only concerned here with the Governance Baseline but it should be noted that the Requirements Baseline is dependent upon & derived from the Governance Baseline and the Solution Baseline is dependent upon & derived from the Requirements Baseline.
Furthermore, all of the types of Baseline must be subject to formal authorisation & rigorous Change Management.
3. Levels of Baseline.
For Programme Governance, there are 3 levels of Baseline with different authorities:
This allows the appropriate level of control with appropriate empowerment, thus facilitating agile decision making.
Tolerances & triggers should be defined for each baseline document so that it is clear what is the scope for local decision making and when authorisation is needed for any change to a baseline document.
4. Governance Baseline Components
5. Change Management.
Whenever a change is proposed to a baseline document, the impact assessment for that change must include consideration of other related baseline documents, particularly those that come under the jurisdiction of a higher authority.
If there is an impact on a higher authority baseline document, approval for the change to that baseline document must be sought as part of the change management process.